#27 August/September 2008

#27: August/September 2008FEATURES

OUTLAWS: Music City’s Miscreants invited hippies and Mary Jane to country parties, and began to write enduring songs and a whole new chapter in country music. Elmore‘s trail boss, “Doc” Scott Peavler, spins the yarn


Michael AnthonyLetter from the Airwaves: His regular medium is frequency modulation, but Michael Anthony writes about country music whenever Elmore can pull his signal in

Influences: Derek Trucks & Susan TedeschiInfluences: Husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi cook, both on and off stage. They front their own bands, but get together for Soul Stew—and a chat with Elmore

Pet Sounds: Managing Editor Ali Green shares her favorite folksters

Kickin’ in Your Stall: In a two-man race, the loser places second, the winner next-to-last; Carl Gustafson claims not everyone can be a winner

On The Record: Emmylou Harris weaves her magic. Musician Flea swaps places and reviews a Spider, with Counting Crows, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and other assorted wildlife also checking in with new releases

Little FeatEar Candy: Elmore staff gets one new fave a month. Here, Publisher Suzanne Cadgene taps Little Feat’s Join the Band

Also Appearing: Big, bad Bonnaroo—definitely more than one earful. James Hunter, the Black Keys, Chuck Berry, Ry Cooder, Amy Winehouse and Steely Dan—a bouquet of genres—live, on DVD or on paper

Re.Issues: Was there a better soul artist than Otis Redding? He recorded only five albums in eight years, but left a legacy worth a lifetime. Billy Joel’s handsome box set, Ronnie Hawkins—alive and reissued, and more

Collecting: Buddy Guy, one of Chicago’s greats. Collect his best efforts (so far) and you’ll be on top of it when you read about him and other guitar greats in our next issue

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